The city of Las Vegas is participating in National Preparedness Month in September by offering a variety of ways for the public to receive tips and other important information.
KCLV Channel 2, the city of Las Vegas government access television station, will air an emergency preparedness special this month, beginning Sept. 11. The 30-minute program, hosted by Nancy Byrne, provides information on how to prepare for and respond to emergency situations. This special will include the latest on cyber security, important items to take with you when evacuating your home, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training classes, active shooter response, and how to participate in the Great Nevada Shake Out earthquake drill Oct. 17.
The program will air multiple times this month. Viewers can check weekly schedules of KCLV programming online at www.kclv.tv. Initial air dates include:
- Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m.;
- Thursday, Sept. 12, at 3:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 9 p.m.;
- Friday, Sept. 13, at 2 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.;
- Saturday, Sept. 14, at 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.;
- Sunday, Sept. 15, at 4 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.;
- Monday, Sept. 16, at 8 a.m.; and
- Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 2 a.m., 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
In addition, the city of Las Vegas Office of Emergency Management has upcoming training for the public in disaster preparedness, fire suppression, medical operations, disaster psychology, weapons of mass destruction and team organization. The upcoming training dates include Sept. 11, Sept. 18, and Sept. 25. CERT training is free to residents, sponsored through a grant from the Department of Homeland Security. Residents may review the available CERT training courses and register at www.nvcert.org/Home.
The city of Las Vegas will spread the word about emergency preparedness by sharing daily emergency tips on the city’s emergency communication Twitter account. Additionally, the city has launched a Tumblr page that will highlight how to prepare for different types of emergencies and how the city plans for major events to ensure public safety.
The city of Las Vegas offers emergency information at www.lvalert.com, and during emergencies, provides emergency information by telephone at (702) 38-ALERT (382-5378).